[erlang-questions] a surprising atom

Johnny Billquist <>
Wed Oct 22 23:21:21 CEST 2008


Matthew Dempsky wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Ulf Wiger <> wrote:
>> I think that has to do with your tty settings. For me it's:
> 
> I think the emphasis was on atoms being arbitrary strings.
> 
>> 11> list_to_atom([255]).
>> ÿ
> 
> Your terminal is broken.  It's using ISO 8859-1 when it should be
> using UTF-8.  ;-)

I think that defines his terminal as behaving right. :D
(Don't get me started on UTF-x, or Unicode, and all the devils spawns...)

	Johnny



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